What is microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing. But unlike traditional tattoos, which use a tattoo gun, microblading uses a blade-shaped tool with a row of tiny, barely visible needles to create hair-like strokes along your brows while depositing pigment into your skin. The result? Realistic-looking brow hairs that won't wash off for a year or more.

How long does microblading last?

Microblading can last anywhere from one to three years depending on your skin type (oilier skin types tend to fade the fastest). In one year, you’ll likely notice some fading, but your microblading probably won’t totally be gone. By three years, though, you can expect your microblading to be nearly untraceable. However, consistent touch-ups every 12-18 months can help your microbladed brows look fresh throughout the years.

How long do microbladed brows take to heal?

Microbladed brows will fully heal in about a month, but how well they heal will depend on how well you follow your BHS beautician’s aftercare instructions. Redness, swelling, and scabbing are all common after microblading in the first 5-7 days, so don’t be concerned if you experience them. But despite how tempting the scabs may look, do not pick at them, or you risk potential infection and prolonged healing.